BANKS never fails to impress, and her surprising new single is no exception. “Underdog” is a fierce song, though certainly more upbeat than BANKS usually delivers. Its funky, pounding beat and synths propel it forward, while BANKS’s interjected growls offer a bit of shock. In the lyrics, BANKS addresses an unconfident partner who could alter her single status. His chances are slim, but he could come out on top if he steps up his game.
During the song’s premiere on Beats 1 with Zane Lowe this morning, BANKS revealed that she was feeling ferocious when she made the song. She feels like “Underdog” is the start of her letting out a beast inside her. Listen to “Underdog” below:
Is this the first single from BANKS’s next album? She only released sophomore record The Altar one year ago, and already BANKS says she has 15 songs ready to go. However, she didn’t promise a full album just yet. 2018, though, may be a fair bet for album #3.
Whether “Underdog” is a standalone single or a sign of more to come, it’s a stunning song that will demand endless replays. Stream the song on Spotify or download it from iTunes now. Keep checking back here for all the latest BANKS music news.